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3 Ways Pumpkin Can Help Keep Your Dog Healthy

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Can My Dog Eat Pumpkin?

Pumpkin is nutritious for both you and your pup! Click on through to see how pumpkin is healthy for your dog.

*Ed. note: It's always best to consult a veterinarian before giving your pets any "people food".

1. Urinary Health

Oils found in pumpkin seeds and flesh are believed to support urinary health. Dogs with urinary incontinence, in particular, may benefit from a little pumpkin in their diet. Your dog will thank you for this yummy snack, too!

2. Digestive Health

Canned natural pumpkin is a great source of fiber and helps with digestive regularity. If your dog is experiencing constipation or diarrhea, mix a tablespoon of pumpkin straight from the can into their normal food. Not only will they love the taste of pumpkin but it may also ease stomach issues.

3. Weight Management

Is your dog overweight or obese? Ask your veterinarian if replacing a portion of your dog's regular diet with canned pumpkin — which is low in calories — will help your pooch trim the waistline.

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  • Pumpkin for Corprophagia
    10/14/2015 02:26pm

    Pumpkin is also a deterrent to dogs eating their own feces. I adopted a Shih Tzu, a couple of years ago, that was doing this, ( this is common in this breed). She loves eating it going down, but not so much coming out.

  • Pumpkin Seed Wormer
    10/25/2016 02:27pm

    Pumpkin seed is also a natural wormer. The are believed to contain a deworming compound called cucurbitacin, which has been used to expel tapeworms and roundworms in domestic livestock species for years. They also supposedly are good for worming humans!